Sunday, 3 March 2013
THE SAD STORY OF ESMERELDA, WHO NEVER LEARNT TO SWIM
Esmerelda, fair and flighty
Went swimming in her new blue nightie.
But Esmerelda's rather dim
And quite forgot she couldn't swim.
A passing fireman heard her shout
For someone to come and pull her out.
But he, in spite of his vocation,
Had failed the right examination.
He cried, "I'll have to let you go.
They're health and safety rules, you know".
So Esme slipped, without a sound,
Back in the swimming pool. And drowned.
(With thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales for the picture)